Sep 20, 2010

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Report on Bomaderry ACT/NSW Genealogy Conference 2010...

It was a beautiful weekend in Shoalhaven with blue skies and warm weather. The conference, with a theme ‘A Most Suitable Place’ was a great opportunity for me to catch up with friends from all over New South Wales, Canberra and even one person from Queensland. It is an annual event of the NSW/ACT Association of Family History Societies. The venue was great and the catering was simply terrific. I think it will be hard for any future...

Sep 16, 2010

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Education Records for Genealogy

While working at Queensland State Archives back in the 1980s, I became a fan of school admission registers when one of the projects I was involved in was the preparation of the registers for microfilming. This meant that I had to look at every register then in custody to ensure that conservation needs were met and appropriate heading sheets were prepared for each register. Admission registers for areas where my ancestors lived were obviously more interesting and flicking...